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Cleaning sewing room is always on the top of my list but it doesn't get done. It will before Barbara comes though. Hubby and I are both home today and the cleaning girl is coming. Maybe we should do that. I hate cleaning with him. As soon as I start sorting something, he wants to throw everything out. Some stuff goes in the goodwill pile and some I keep. So annoying. So I give up. Carol

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I need to clean my sewing room before I can do anything! Just wanted to find a little embroidery booklet that I bought, and used, last year and of course not! Guess I know what I'm doing this weekend!

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9/27/16 10:26 P

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Well, you're both welcome to come and do worm war battle! LOL. Actually I think I'm winning. But still there are small engagements to continue the fight. Hehehe.
I went to the library this afternoon to replenish my father's reading supply and took my needlework, thinking it was "crafty afternoon." Wrong day. :( So I don't think I'll be attending this month. Not packing it all up again to go on Fri. Tomorrow I look for a new bank (mine is still in MN and a bit inconvient!)
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9/27/16 10:18 P

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Nothing going on here either. It was warmer than expected, and rained out part of our walk and kept us from enjoying the hammocks.

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9/27/16 8:12 P

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Not too much going on here.

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9/27/16 10:00 A

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Spent the morning at church guild yesterday and we tied the boston common vintage quilt that we were gifted. Will offer it to raise funds for our quilting projects. It is 3" squares all hand sewn together and beautiful! Lots of tying going on in those corners. Sore fingers. Last night I started sewing on the binding while watching the Debate. Carol

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9/26/16 10:47 P

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I just got to end my day playing music.

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Susie, love those good days.

DH is off this week so will leave the bandages off as much as possible. Spent part of the afternoon cleaning off adhesive residue and cleaning all his scrapes. His back, arms, and shoulder are looking much better, but the knee is ugly.

I was going to work on the tee shirt quilt today, but the evening was so nice after the "cold front" came through, we decided to lay in the hammocks and watch the sun set. It was nice.

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Woke up today feeling awesome! hope everyone has a great day!

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I recently changed threads on Platypus and it took me a while to get the tension going right. Sad thing is, I know I will have to readjust it all over again when I change back to another thread. Carol

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Carol 2, I would hate to have to chase down worms. The harp sounds like more fun.

Julie, tension problems can be so hard to straighten out. Every bobbin case is different and will take some fiddling with to get right.

We set a record high today, 98. It was still hot at 6, but went for a walk anyway. Hubby is off next week, guess he will work on his bike and get it rideable again. Hope I can make some progress on the tee shirt quilt.

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Our weather today was mid 70's but really humid. I found out I dented the bobbin case on my long arm so I made a trip to the quilt shop to buy a new one, which I was able to. DH also worked on the old one but I am still not sure it will work. The machine is still not sewing correctly. I think it is the tension but I am not feeling well and am too tired to deal with it now.

I have been knitting and doing laundry instead of sewing.

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I am also so VERY ready for the cold weather. I've been doing nothing but battle bag worms for days now. I have to go out 3x a day to kill them on our new lilacs (a line of them we brought from MN for a screen for the neighboring property) and my peonies, and now just about anything their voracious appetites find. It takes me an hour to hour and half each time so that's all it feels like I do all day long. My back is killing me from all the bending to look for them. I'm literally beginning to see worms everywhere- when I'm cleaning a tomato, in the dishwater, etc. LOL. I'm not sleeping for hurting and so my "down time" is pretty zombie-like. Yes, now I know why I never minded winter weather!!! Ofcourse, I'm on my own as DH had to go to MN for Dr. app'ts. I will be glad when that sort of thing is done and he can do them here.
Other than that my only "news" is that I've finally gotten my harps tuned and have been practicing again. Between an hr. to hr. and half there as well, so you can see why not much else is getting done. Hahaha! But the harp is much nicer than the worms!

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9/25/16 8:08 A

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Did not watch the game as I was at a Barbershop festival where hubby was singing. It was a good show. But I heard about Auburn. so thankful that FSU pulled a win after last weekends embarrassment. Carol

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It got up to 97 today, I am so ready for cooler weather. DH wants to try a bike ride, but not in this heat. (and not till he checks his bike)

Did anyone else watch the Auburn v LSU game. Oh my goodness, what a finish! Don't like those heart stoppers.



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Bev, glad hear DH is on the mend.

We had a beautiful afternoon. It was a bit gloomy this morning while we ran around. Then things cleared off and was in the mid 70's. We spent the afternoon in the barn washing wool and picking dirt and grass out of another fleece.

I hope to get sewing time in tomorrow.

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Our power was out for a while this morning. Not sure how long cause we were asleep. The beeping when everything came back on woke me up. Hate having to reset clocks.

Hubby was feeling much better today. Two areas can be bandaged with extra large bandaids instead of gauze and wraps. The other 2 will take much longer.

It reached 95 today, only 10 degrees above normal. No rain in sight either. Poor plants are just drying up. Hopefully we will get some next week when (if) the cooler weather gets here.

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Our internet was out for hours yesterday. funny how we are so attached to it now. Carol

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They keep telling us it's going to feel like fall here too! But, every time they say it, they extend the heat a couple of more days! So tired of hot!

Glad hubby is starting to heal Bev.

Not a lot exciting going on here. Just have to go to work again!

Have a good day and a good weekend.

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Thanks, Julie. Today should be the worst. His knee started looking bad, so doc put him on antibiotics. We will clean and redress everything when he gets home from work. Good move keeping the lanolin out of the septic. We have to reboot our server daily and don't have satellite, just a crummy cable service that goes out every day. Wish you could send us some rain, sure could use it.

Next week it should start feeling like fall according to our weather this evening. I am so ready for it.



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I couldn't get on last night due to stormy weather. We have satellite internet and the storms were affecting it. Then tonight earlier I still couldn't get on line, then when I could not buy a new book on my nook I decided to turn off our server and reboot it. Now it is working. I bought 4 books and I am on line with you.

Bev, I hope your DH heals fast.

It was ewes and lambs that broke out of the pen. My DH had most of them back in the pen by the time I got out there. I just helped with a few stragglers.

We moved our old washing machine out to the barn tonight. We are going to try using it for washing wool. We will see how it works. We didn't want to put the lanolin from the wool into our septic system.

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Hubby is very sore and not having fun at work and tomorrow will be the worst. He took a look at the bike this morning and nothing seemed out of place or broken, so we still don't know what happened.

Today I got a perm, and it was way past due. I'll have kinky hair for a few days, but can deal with it.

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Oh Bev! Hope your husband heals quickly!

Julie! I'll bet that was something to see. Chasing sheep can't be too much fun.

We were really busy at work so we both slept like babies last night! No sewing here yet.

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Julie, was it the babies you had to round up?

Today hubby had a wreck on our ride this morning, so I had to ride back, get the truck, and take him to the ER to get stitched. X-rayed both elbows and right knee. Got 8 stitches in left elbow and elbows and knee dressed and wrapped. Great case of road rash on left arm, shoulder and back. He is gonna be sore for a while. We had put the kayaks on the van and I knew he would want to kayak since he can't ride, so DD and the grands came and helped me take them down. He really don't need to be in the lake water with all his new scrapes and stitches. He is a stubborn one that man of mine.


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We had naughty sheep tonight. When we got home and out to the barn for chores they had broken out of there pen and were running around the barn. It looks like they helped themselves to some hay. We got them back in there pen and got the rest of chores done.

Not to much going on.

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We have had plenty of rain here too! Starting to see a little bit of color also. I'm looking forward to it cooling off a little and a little extra time so I can spend time in my sewing room again!

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Yes, I have my 3 buttelfies made and the flowers printed off. Kind of dreading those tiny 1" squares again. Carol

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Sounds like a great way to end a day, Julie.

DH has been looking at new bike trails for us to ride. He wants to haul our gear and camp along the way. I'm for a nice B&B at the end of the day. We'll see.

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We are starting to see some color in a few trees. WE have had plenty of rain.

Work was crazy, but I got to end my day playing music.

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I haven't tried quilt as you go, but sounds like a good thing to me.

We had a lovely day, too. Took the kayaks out and paddled about 5 miles. Poor fur baby fell in twice so had to get a bath. My arms will be sore tomorrow for sure. It has been so very dry here that the trees are all turning brown and dropping their leaves. Don't think we will have much of a colorful fall.

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It is the deer bow season that is open now. Our gun season isn't until the week of Thanksgiving.

Today was another nice day. I did laundry and spent some time sewing. I found my lost blocks so I started quilting them. I am doing a quilt as you go method with these blocks. I also got my next quilt on my machine and quilted until I ran out of bobbin.

Going to do some spinning while I watch the Packers game tonight.

Have a great evening.

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You are most welcome, Linda. It was a learning curve going from mouse to touch pad, but I'm getting used to it.

There has been talk about fracking in the national forest near us. We have been fighting it with all we have. Just don't like the idea. The gas leak keeps getting bigger and I understand the company has had over 60 leaks in recent years. There should be more inspections.

Julie, I bet your hands are wonderfully soft with all that lanolin. It is nice to have an evening to yourself every now and then.

We went for a bike ride this afternoon and folks were out working on their food plots. Our deer season starts the middle of November. DH doesn't hunt anymore, but we have to be very careful riding



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We spent the afternoon working with our wool out in the barn. We finished up picking through our 5th fleece and then washed about a pound wool.

DH went out deer hunting this evening so I have been able to watch what I want. Watched the movie frozen but fell a sleep through most of it.

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Wow Bev! Why could no one else explain that too me? That was so easy! Thank you so very much. You just made my life easier. emoticon

I evidently haven't been watching tv lately. Did not know about the gas leak. I do know that they are saying the reason Oklahoma is having so many earthquakes is fracking. It's pretty scary out there these days. Be safe.

Have a good weekend all.

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Linda, place the cursor at the front of what you want to copy. Press the pad with one finger and slide across the pad with another. Stop at the end, place cursor over highlighted area and touch pad with 2 fingers. The "copy" block should come up then.

Julie, I used to teach CPR way back in the dark ages. Things have certainly changed over the years.

By now I guess everyone has heard about the gas pipe leak. This is just a few miles from where I live. wiat.com/2016/09/14/6000-barrels-of-
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There is also another oil leak in the gulf https://www.facingsouth.org/2016/05/
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What are we doing to our world? There has to be a better way.

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Our program last night at quilt guild was on CPR. I learned and was certified way back in college. Now you don't have to be certified and it is compression only.

We start bowling tonight.

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I wish I could figure out how to copy and paste with mine Bev! Did it once and was never able to do it again.

Probably not going to get much sewing done this weekend. We have Father Dom, the Bread Monk, coming to our church for a demonstration and I was pretty much the one that got him there so I will have to assist somewhat Sunday. It is for a charity group at our church and we have 96 people come. Really looking forward to it. He is a great speaker and baker.

Have a good weekend all!

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I can copy and paste with my Chromebook, but I cannot print to our printer. So I have to use DH's laptop for that. I do have an external hard drive I use to store pictures and things I want to have on hand.

Today was a do nothing day. Today was grandparent's day for both the grands. Of course with so many extra people eating things were slow, so most of my day was spent there. DGS#2 has a good friend that has been in his classes since kindergarten (until this year). His grandparents don't live near, so we adopt him on grandparents day. He was happy to get to visit with us today.

I opted not to have usual Thursday breakfast for dinner, and had baked lemon chicken, green beans, potatoes, butter beans, and fruit. Change can be good.

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I am off to quilt guild meeting tonight.

Have a good evening.

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Thank you from me also for the birthday wishes. I had a good day and have had a great week.

Needle eyes are getting smaller here too! emoticon I always wondered why my grandma would have us thread a bunch of needles for her and then they'd be hanging on the calendar for her to use. Well, now I know!!! But, I've never figured out a needle threader either so I just keep stabbing and eventually I get it!

We kicked off our 32nd year of our Quilt Guild yesterday. I am the only charter member that is still active. Now that I think of it, I was the youngest one there when we organized!

I love my Chromebook too Bev although there are a few things I haven't figured out how to do on it so then I use my computer at work (i.e. copy and paste)

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Thanks for the birthday wishes. I am so enjoying my new Chromebook.

QE, I have noticed the eyes of the needles are getting smaller, too.

Tomorrow is grandparent's day at both the grands school. So I will have lunch at 11 with the youngest, then 12 with the oldest. I'm gonna have to ride extra miles tomorrow.

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Now that I have some free time, I went to the Women's Sewing Group at my church today. They meet once a month. I was the youngest one there! It was fun and I enjoyed getting to know some of the ladies better.

The group makes fleece neck pillows, which are given to our 2 local hospitals and the cancer treatment center for the patients. The pillows were already sewn by the group leaders, so we only had to stuff them and hand sew them shut.

I need to get a needle threader - that eye was pretty small. A few of the ladies had some kind of fancy gizmo for threading needles.

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Happy Birthday Bev and Linda!!!

I had quartet practice last night and was home late and tired when I got here.

Tonight is my only evening home this week, so I am going to sit back and relax. DH asked me to wind the yarn off his drop spindle so I am going to do that after dinner. Then I will decide if I am going to knit or spin.

Have a great evening.

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Happy Birthday Linda! Sew a lot! We usually go to the Yacht Club for dinner on Tuesdays as they serve something for $5 a plate. You never know what it is going to be. Last night was Tune casserole and salad. Monday night my husband made tuna casserole so we decided not to go as his tuna is usually pretty good. Carol

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Happy birthday, Linda emoticon

MJ, hope your hubby gets better.

DD came over to help eat up the leftovers. She was sad the yeast rolls were gone. Tomorrow I will can/freeze the green beans, peas, peppers, and okra my parent's brought. That should keep me busy for most of the day.

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Happy Birthday, Linda. emoticon

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Linda, Happy birthday! emoticon


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emoticon Bev! Mine is today. My hubby is cooking dinner tonight since I have a meeting. Kids took me out Saturday night as they are so busy during the week.

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emoticon Bev. I wish you many many more. Your birthday dinner sounds delicious. Looks like you have a good start on the Linus quilt. Thanks for posting the pictures of the blocks you have received so far.

Julie, you have a very full interesting life. In my next life, I am going to have some musical talent! Both of my sons play instruments but they certainly did not inherit any talent from their mother.

I have been MIA for a few days. My husband has been very ill with an intestional bug. He has improved very little and finally has agreed to see a doctor. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I am really worried about him. MJ

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Happy birthday, Bev!

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Happy birthday BEv! Carol

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Had my birthday dinner today. Grandson cooked pork chops, Hubby cooked green beans, broccoli, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and home made yeast rolls. My parents came down and brought vegetables from the garden. Love me some fresh veges.

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I hope everyone is having a good day. Work was crazy like expected.

I am off to orchestra so have a good evening. I will have fun playing music.

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Today was a lazy day with the grands. We some games and made a pound cake for DD to take to work. I really should be straightening up the house, but ....... nah, it will be here in the morning. I'll finish folding laundry in a bit then call it a night.


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The Sheep and Wool festival kept us running for the last four days. We had a lot of fun. Now it is back to work after having a week off.

All my fall/ winter activities start next week orchestra starts Monday and bowling starts on Friday.

Have a good evening.

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Good job Julie!

And good job Bev! Today's grandkids seem so tied to electronics that it is nice to see them doing things that actually are hands on and also reading. I try real hard to keep mine busy that way but the older 2 are getting harder to keep occupied that way.

Remember 9 11 today. A sad day for our nation. Let us never forget.

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Julie, if you enjoy it, it isn't work, if you make money that is a bonus. Congrats on the sheep quilt doing so well.

Oldest grand helped me sew a few quilt blocks today. He will probably bring his grades up just so he doesn't have to help in the sewing room anymore. Then, heaven forbid, we all read a book this afternoon. And it isn't even a school day. What a mean grandma I am.



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Bev, I am not sure if it will be a new career but maybe away to make a little extra money.

We had another busy day at the Sheep Festival. Today was our shopping day. We mainly bought tools we needed for a class we will be taking in Feb.

I am tired tonight, have been on my feet most the afternoon. My sheep quilt that I donated got moved to the live auction and sold for $325. Which makes me happy because it was more than the materials.

Have a great evening.

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Bev, old folks just don't like to change and I am heading in that direction as well. Yesterday was my oldest grandsons 12 yr old birthday. They grow up fast. Sewing and putzing around the house today. Carol

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Julie, will this be a second career when you retire? The drum carder looks like fun.

We did a short ride because of log trucks, and something got in my shirt and stung the heck out of me. The ice in my pack had melted, but the water was cold, so put that on it. The grands are here this weekend, so won't be riding.

My dad has been trying to get my mom to buy a new car for a year now. She likes her car and doesn't want to get a new one cause the road they live on is in bad shape. Well, today he bought her a car, and she kept her old car. They will only use the new car for long trips. Don't know who won this one. They are so funny.

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I haven't done much with llama wool but is supposed to be really nice. It offers a few challenges for processing because the length of the fiber. I have some llama to spin haven't tried it yet. I did spin some alpaca a few weeks ago and it was nice to work with and is really soft.

I am getting my first lesson with the drum carder which we purchased today at the Sheep and Wool Festival.

My DH took a class on using them yesterday and really had fun with it.
We are now one step closer to processing our own wool. Only need to figure out how to wash it.

Have a good evening,

Julie




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Wow I am a slacker compared to you all. I did walk for an hour and in and out of the car, in and out of air conditioning so I am done in. My Polio body is in protest mode. I how to sew some later this afternoon.

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Bev, I've never worked with Llama wool either but I know a friend who raises them, sells it, spins it and knits with it. Must be soft.

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MJ, I don't handle heat well at all. It just drains all the good out of me. I must say, the grands are really wonderful. The oldest will be 13 in Oct, entering that testy phase. We used to have a fabric surplus store in town (we live in a former textile town) and I so miss it. It was old, had creaky floors, old cutting stations with notes and patterns stuck all over them, a coffee pot by the cash register, and employees who loved nothing more than sitting around and visiting. Ahhh the good old days.

Julie, enjoy your class. DH has mentioned getting llama's when we move to the farm. Does their wool work as nice as sheep's? I do have a sweater made from llama wool and it is so very warm, just don't know if it is easy to work with.



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